Inequality in India

Ellen Berry, writing for the New York Times:

Hunt for an apartment in New Delhi’s wealthy neighborhoods and this immediately becomes clear: Spacious homes feature tiny, airless spaces known as “servants’ quarters.” Elevators are sometimes marked with signs reading “Not for use by servants.” Landlords asked about installing dishwashers often respond with blank stares, because servants wash the dishes.

That excerpt makes it sound pretty callous, which it is in many ways, but the reality seems far more nuanced.

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